Graduates & Business Placements
Commercial Performance and Analytics
Harnessing data to surprise and inspire others.
Duration: 21 months
Location: London Heathrow
Application Closing Date: 25th November 2019 (Please Note: You must complete all sections of your application, including all online tests by 3:00pm on 29th November. If you fail to submit by the deadline, your application will be automatically withdrawn.
If you are successful at online tests, we will invite you to complete a short video interview and some application questions within a given timeframe. If you fail to submit your video interview and application questions within the given timeframe, your application will be automatically withdrawn. Applicants may only apply for one graduate programme per year, and only your first application will be considered.
Start Date: September 2020
We have a reputation for handling really complex data. We know how to unpick it, watch for the trends and read the patterns, and we have a talent for presenting it to the business in, digestible, bite-size and commercial chunks. We make the complex, understandable and we thrive on delighting our colleagues from across the business, with our ability to make the impossible seem possible. The digital landscape is ever-evolving, and as a complex global business, we need to want to set the trends, not follow them.
If you have a thirst for unlocking the power of data, this programme is for you. Combining analytical skills with commercial acumen to help us predict and optimise likely business decisions, you'll become one of our 'go to' people.”
As a graduate, you’ll join the Commercial Performance Team. During a series of three placements, you’ll quickly gain an in depth and broad understanding of how our business operates. From deciding on which day in January to begin our sale, to understanding the impact of events on the other side of the world, your analysis will influence business critical decisions.
We operate in a fast-paced and often unpredictable sector. We find clever ways to answer a variety of time-sensitive questions every day. How are short-haul bookings affected by changes in currency? With exposure to senior leaders, you'll relish the challenge of finding new ways of doing things and influencing decisions at the top of the organisation.
Unlike many other graduate programmes, this one will give you the opportunity to use data to help drive tangible change. Change that you'll be able to see in our airports, with our marketing communications, on ba.com, in our supplier and partner relationships, in our passenger numbers – and ultimately, in the exemplary customer experience, you help us to deliver.
Through your placements, you'll work within different teams of graduate and professional colleagues, all the way up to Senior Management, giving you the chance to learn from them and build your internal network.
Development & Progression
You can expect to learn and gain the most amazing skills and a wealth of knowledge throughout the course of the programme. As you continue to build on your knowledge, you'll be introduced to more complex projects, including those that directly affect our revenue and customers. At the end of the programme, you'll be encouraged to move to a more senior role within the Commercial Performance teams in British Airways.”
The Commercial Performance team delivers insights that drive decision-making across the Commercial Team – from long-term revenue forecasting to making pricing decisions to informing marketing campaigns.
Analytical work at British Airways is pivotal to the success of our business, so we have a dedicated Analyst Hub.
We are looking for a minimum of a 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in any subject (either achieved or expected.) Ideally in a subject involving numbers and analysis. Numerical competence and an inquisitive nature, with the ability to identify trends, patterns and insights from data, and a talent for communicating complex ideas. You will need to have the right to live and work full-time in the UK indefinitely without sponsorship from British Airways
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